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Monnow Villa

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8792 / 51°52'45"N

Longitude: -2.792 / 2°47'31"W

OS Eastings: 345575

OS Northings: 220371

OS Grid: SO455203

Mapcode National: GBR FH.RS1C

Mapcode Global: VH794.K1B6

Entry Name: Monnow Villa

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25044

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing the N side of the churchyard.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Skenfrith

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built as a row of 3 cottages, probably in the late C18, but now integrated as a single dwelling, owned by the National Trust.


A row of three stone-built cottages of late-C18 proportions, on the N side of the churchyard. Built of random rubble, the facade painted white and the left gable rendered; blue slate roof. Rectangular double-depth plan on NE-SW axis facing S, each cottage single-fronted; with a lean-to at the NE gable end, and a C20 lean-to garage at the other end. Two low storeys, a 3-window range, each cottage having the doorway to the left and one window on each floor to the right. The ground-floor openings are segmental headed, with rubble voussoirs, the doorways are protected with unusual curved metal canopies on light-weight metal brackets, and now furnished with glazed-panel doors, and the windows are all small-paned 2-light casements. There are 2 small rendered chimneys on the ridge. The lean-to at the NE end has a segmental-headed doorway with a board door. In the SW gable there is a small modern window above the lean-to garage. At the rear each cottage has a square-headed 1-light window on each floor, except the one at the SW end which has a 2-light casement at ground floor; all with glazing bars and those at ground floor with wooden lintels.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good village vernacular row, retaining traditional character, and forming a group with the church and other buildings at the centre of the village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St Bridget
    Very attractively situated towards the N end of the village and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Castle, with which it forms part of a very fine group.
  • II Old Vicarage, with attached outbuildings at W end
    Situated approximately 100m NW of the Church of St Bridget, on the N side of the lane running westwards out of Skenfrith village.
  • II The Old Shop
    In the centre of Skenfrith village, approximately 50m SE of the Church of St Bridget, with Skenfrith Castle to the front and the church to the rear.
  • II Sarn
    On the W side of the road in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing Skenfrith Castle approximately 50m to the SE.
  • II* Skenfrith Castle
    Situated at the SE corner of Skenfrith village, in the valley of the River Monnow, close to the W bank of the river and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Bridge.
  • II Mill House
    On the W side of the junction of the road with the SE end of the village street, facing the plot occupied by Skenfrith Mill.
  • II Skenfrith Mill
    Sited close to the SE corner of Skenfrith Castle, on the SW side of a leet which passes beside the E wall of the castle.
  • II War Memorial to S of Skenfrith Castle
    Mounted on the roadside approximately halfway between the S end of the village street and Skenfrith Bridge.

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